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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement The connection between both box office bombs—beyond their susceptibility to water puns—was that they both had also been decimated by a tidal wave of horrendous reviews from critics.READ MORE Twitter This past weekend, two very bad movies came out and no one went to see them. This theoretically should be the most logical sentence ever written. In practice, though, it’s apparently shocking.In what was the worst Memorial Day box office weekend since 1999, the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie—the one that everyone kept forgetting was coming out—got lost somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, despite riding in on an ostentatious $230 million ship. While certainly not chump change, its $78 million gross is hardly the treasure haul the Johnny Depp franchise, which at its height opened to twice that amount, is used to.And the relentlessly promoted new, raunchy Baywatch comedy starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron similarly arrived at the box office like a rotting beached whale. It earned just $28 million over the weekend when pundits had been tracking a debut of $50 million. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more


Politicians assure safety to Sajid and his family

first_imgGurugram: Ever since the incident of violence culminated against Mohammad Sajid and his family, not a single day has passed since there have been assurances that have been given to the family on their security. After national politicians now local politicians have also joined the fray in assuaging growing fears of Sajid. Sohna MLA Tejpal Tanwar visited them and beseeched them to not leave the area. On Friday, when the cross -FIR was filed against two members of Sajid, an FIR, the family amid fears packed their bags and decided to move away from Gurugrma to their hometown of Baghpat. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThey were however stopped at the last moment by Gurugram police officials. Senior official no less than Gurugram police commissioner Muhammad Akil has come and spoken to the family. According to the police On March 21 which was a day of Holi, Shahid and his friends were playing in Bhoop Singh area near Dhanwas village in Bhondsi, Sohna. During the game, the ball hit one of the persons that led to the altercation between the two groups. Subsequently, the situation worsened with more men joining the opposing group and in turn hitting Shahid and his uncle mercilessly in their home. With the growing pressure, the district administration was also forced to act swiftly on the issue. The Gurugram police have filed the case under sections of 307 (attempt of murder), 452 (house trespass), 427 (mischief causing monetary damage) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Ten people were subsequently arrested by law enforcement officials.last_img read more


Sri Lanka seeks UN assistance to bring back refugees from India

The discussion also focused on Sri Lankan refugees living in India, the Media Unit of Northern Province Governor said.The Governor requested the UN to assist in bringing back the refugees to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) Soerensen briefed the Governor on the development projects carried out by the UNDP in the Northern Province. Sri Lanka has sought UN assistance to bring back Sri Lankan refugees living in India.UNDP Country Director Joern Soerensen called on the Governor of the Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan at the Governor’s Secretariat in Jaffna. The Governor sought the assistance of the UNDP to implement the ‘Vadamarachchi Lagoon Project’ to address the water problem faced by the people of the North. read more


Lighty notches record silences Hawkeyes

When Ohio State played at Iowa on Jan. 4, the Hawkeyes proved a much tougher test for the Buckeyes than expected. OSU trailed at halftime of that game before escaping with just a five-point win. The second time around, however, was much less dramatic. Led by senior David Lighty and 40 minutes of stifling defense, No. 1 OSU (19-0, 6-0 Big Ten) routed Iowa, 70-48, Wednesday. “It was our game plan to come in and play defense for 40 minutes,” Lighty said. “It’s something that we haven’t been doing lately and it’s something that we’ve been keying on. “This week in practice it was just preparing to play real Ohio State defense and I think we came out and did it today.” Lighty finished the game with 18 points and five rebounds and became just the third player in OSU history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists in his career. The only two other Buckeyes to accomplish the feat were Jim Jackson and Evan Turner. The first half began with senior Dallas Lauderdale scoring seven of the Buckeyes’ first 12 points. Lauderdale, who has struggled since the start of conference play nearly three weeks ago, hadn’t scored more than six points against any Big Ten team this season and had been held scoreless twice in the last five games before scoring nine points Wednesday. Lauderdale put in two dunks to go along with a three-point play in the first six minutes, giving OSU an early 12-4 lead. Although Lauderdale picked up his second foul with 10 minutes remaining in the half, coach Thad Matta said he was pleased with the way his starting center played on both ends of the floor. “I thought he was good,” Matta said. “He was active on the glass and picked up a couple fouls there in the first half, but that’s the level we need him at.” Early on in conference play, the Buckeyes had made a habit of getting big leads, only to squander them away down the stretch. In the second half against the Hawkeyes, however, OSU did no such thing. The Buckeyes led by as many as 23 before completing the 22-point victory, holding the Hawkeyes to their lowest point total of the season. “When we feel good about our defense, we’re a great team and it’s going to be even harder to beat us,” Lighty said. “We have so many weapons offensively, and when we tie our defense with that there’s really not too many holes that we have in our game.” Junior William Buford scored 15 points, and freshman Jared Sullinger scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Freshman Aaron Craft, who scored a career-high 19 points in the Buckeyes’ last game, scored just three points, but his defense suffocated the Hawkeyes all night. His seven steals were a tie for second most in a game in OSU history and the most for a freshman. “That’s a team stat,” Craft said. “Everyone is in the gaps, putting pressure on the ball and just putting indecision in the ball-handler’s mind. I just happened to get the stat tonight.” The Buckeyes’ 19-0 start is the best of any OSU team under Matta, and the school’s best since the 1961-62 Buckeyes began the season 22-0. OSU’s next matchup will be against the No. 23 Fighting Illini at noon Saturday in Champaign, Ill. read more


MSHA underground diesel particulate matter controversy

first_imgAmerica’s National Mining Association and several other industry associations and companies last week moved to block the implementation of three Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) provisions that set arbitrary limits on the amount of total carbon (TC) emissions permissible in diesel exhaust in underground metal and non-metal mines. NMA is challenging the rules on the grounds that they lack adequate scientific justification and would cause irreparable harm to the industry. NMA also emphasized that MSHA, itself, has vacillated on whether the rules are actually feasible.NMA filed an emergency motion with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 19 seeking a stay against the rules. The request for a stay also included a request that the court expeditiously consider challenges against the rules. NMA said a stay and expedited review are urgently needed as companies cannot feasibly comply with the rules.The July 19 court filing argued that there is no evidence of any adverse health effects tied to MSHA’s proposed TC limits, but noted that despite this lack of evidence, MSHA’s proposed TC level would trigger new hazards by forcing widespread and unplanned exhaust control experiments and encourage disruptive workforce transfers and dislocations. NMA and its fellow petitioners also argued that the rules would force them to be in violation of infeasible exposure limits, resulting in increasingly severe sanctions and would injure business, growth and market opportunities.NMA criticized MSHA for failing to regulate based on the latest research and data, including research conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NMA noted that while other federal agencies regulate diesel exhaust gas, MSHA is the only one to do so by limiting the carbon content of such exhaust. In addition, NMA said the proposed rules for metal and non-metal underground mines make little sense given that MSHA protects miners in underground coal mines with an exhaust standard that does not cover carbon. In addition, the request to stay noted that MSHA has gone back and forth on whether or not the TC rules are feasible, pointing to a 2005 agency determination that declared the rules, first drafted in 2001, as unworkable. NMA charged that MSHA’s attempt to implement the rules, some eight months after declaring them infeasible, “defies logic.”last_img read more


Intel investit dans le super ordinateur Cray

first_imgIntel investit dans le super ordinateur CrayLe fondeur américain a investi 140 millions de dollars pour acquérir une partie des technologies du fabricant de super ordinateurs parmi les plus rapides au monde.Intel a fait une excellente opération dans le domaine des super ordinateurs, ces monstres qui combinent plusieurs milliers de processeurs et qui peuvent effectuer des milliards d’opérations à la seconde. Le fondeur américain a en effet racheté pour 140 millions de dollars les technologies liées aux interconnexions de Cray, le fabricant de quelques-uns des super ordinateurs les plus rapides au monde. Le portefeuille de brevets correspondants, ainsi que 74 employés spécialisés, seront ainsi transférés chez Intel, à Santa Clara, relaye Clubic.C’est une acquisition d’importance pour la société américaine, les interconnexions étant des éléments essentiels au fonctionnement de ces machines. Sans elles, elles ne seraient en effet pas des super ordinateurs mais de simples grappes de serveurs, aux capacité de calculs bien moins importantes. Mais le but d’Intel va encore plus loin comme le rappelle Diane Bryant, vice-présidence Intel en charge de la division HPC (High Performance Calculation) : “Poursuivre une progression continue dans le domaine du calcul haute performance, avec l’objectif de franchir la barrière de l’Exascale, implique d’énormes innovations dans le domaine des technologies d’interconnexion”. “Exascale” évoque en effet des machine capables de réaliser un milliard de milliard d’opérations par seconde, soit des performances près de mille fois supérieures à celles des supercalculateurs les plus rapides du moment.La course à la performance risque de ne pas s’arrêter là…Le 29 avril 2012 à 17:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


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Atomic Weapons Establishment staff strike in pensions dispute

first_imgAtomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) employees who are members of trade union Unite are striking in a long-running dispute over changes to the organisation’s pension scheme.Around 600 managers, craft employees and manual staff are taking part in the 48-hour strike action, which began today (18 January 2017), at AWE sites in Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire. A further 48-hour strike has also been planned for 30-31 January 2017. Today’s strike follows on from industrial action that was taken on 14 November 2016 and 6 December 2016.The dispute regards the AWE’s plans to close its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme on 31 January 2017, to replace it with a defined contribution (DC) arrangement instead. Currently, AWE pension scheme members pay 10% of their salary into their pension, with an employer contribution of 26%. The new DC pension would see employees pay between 3% and 8% or more in pension contributions, with the AWE contributing 9% if an employee pays 3%, up to 13%, if an employee contributes 8% or more.According to Unite, its members want to be taken back into the Ministry of Defence pension scheme from which they were moved when transferred into the private sector.Unite members voted 92% in favour of strike action and 97% for industrial action short of a strike.Bob Middleton, regional office at Unite, said: “It was in the House of Commons in the early 1990s that the then-Tory government made copper-bottomed promises to AWE [employees] regarding the future of their pensions, once they transferred to the private sector. It is quite clear that this pledge has been shattered and our members feel deeply betrayed.“The most just course of action would be for the pension scheme to be taken back by the Ministry of Defence.”An AWE spokesperson said: “AWE is committed to establishing future pension arrangements that are affordable for our staff and attractive to future employees. Over recent weeks, improvements have been made to the new scheme and additional enhanced benefits have been included. This is a very competitive scheme which has been benchmarked against external comparators, and puts the revised AWE scheme in the top 25 percentile.“Staff have been informed that from 31 January 2017 the AWE defined benefit scheme will close and as of 1 February 2017 all members of the AWE Pension Scheme will be enrolled into the AWE Group Personal Pension scheme (AWEGPP). The safety and security of AWE staff and the general public remains our top priority during periods of industrial action. We have undertaken detailed contingency planning and have resilient measures in place to deal with industrial action.“AWE is committed to holding discussions with our trade unions and to [maintain] dialogue with them.”last_img read more


Chinas new Silk Road gets bumpy as Xi visits Italy

first_imgChinese president Xi Jinping kicked off a whistlestop European tour in Rome on Friday amid growing Western unease over Italy joining the ever-expanding Asian giant’s new Silk Road project.Prime minister Giuseppe Conte is to sign a memorandum of understanding with Xi on Saturday for Italy to join the $1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative, the first G7 member to do so, despite apparent divisions within the ruling coalition.Italy on Friday rolled out the red carpet for Xi, who met his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella amid great pomp, and was due to head to parliament in the afternoon.Around 1,000 extra police have been deployed around Rome for the state visit before Xi heads to Palermo, where his singer wife Peng Liyuan reportedly wants to see the Teatro Massimo opera house.In what some perceived as a snub, Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini said he would not attend Saturday’s state dinner for Xi at Mattarella’s Quirinal Palace.Salvini has said Italy would be “no-one’s colony” and urged caution about using telecom giant Huawei’s next generation 5G mobile technology, while coalition partner Luigi Di Maio is keener for Chinese partnerships.The United States has warned European allies that Huawei could use its 5G technology as a “backdoor” for spying, while China has lashed out at “immoral” attacks.NATO member Italy’s plan to join China’s ambitious maritime, rail and road venture, which critics warn mainly benefits Chinese firms, has raised eyebrows among Western allies and within Italy.”Today we say ‘Italy first’ in trade relations, while remaining US allies, in NATO and in the EU,” deputy prime minister Di Maio of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement said on the sidelines of a China-Italy business forum on Friday.Allies’ concerns about 5G could be allayed by strengthening the Italian government’s so-called ‘golden powers’ to keep control of strategic industries and infrastructure, Di Maio said.- ‘Trojan horse’ -Debt-ridden Italy is technically in recession and keen to have more business with China.White House official Garrett Marquis last week tweeted that there was “no need” for Italy to endorse “China’s infrastructure vanity project”.Xi’s visit comes a week after the European Union released a 10-point plan outlining a shift to more assertive relations with Beijing, warning that China was a “rival” to the bloc as well as its biggest trading partner.France on Thursday announced that president Emmanuel Macron will hold trade and climate talks on Tuesday with Xi, German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.As he arrived for the EU summit in Brussels, Macron welcomed what he called Europe’s “awakening” to the challenge posed by China.But his office struck a more conciliatory tone in announcing Tuesday’s talks, saying it was an opportunity to explain Europe’s strategy and seek “points of convergence between Europe and China”.The meeting comes ahead of a China-EU summit in Brussels next month, as the bloc struggles to forge Europe-wide China policies.- Strategic ports -Beijing is particularly interested in investing in Italian ports to help funnel its products into Europe, amid warnings that Rome must avoid the model of the Greek port of Piraeus, which was taken over by Chinese shipping giant Cosco in 2016.Supporters of the non-binding MoU said that it will lead to China complying with European Union standards, including on the environment and intellectual property, and cannot be compared to debt-inducing deals Beijing has signed with developing countries.Despite apparent warming ties, Xi is not expected to meet Pope Francis.The Vatican has diplomatic relations with Taiwan and not Beijing, so the encounter would be unlikely despite an agreement on appointing bishops in China signed last year.Xi heads to Monaco on Sunday and then on to France to cap his European tour.last_img read more


Why Religion Is More Durable Than We Thought In Modern Society

first_imgMarianne O’Leary/FlickrPedestrians walk past St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The number of Americans who list their church affiliation as “none” has certainly increased, but more than 70 percent still identify generally as Christian.Here is a proposition that may seem self-evident to many people: As societies become more modern, religion loses its grip. People separate their religion from their institutions and from parts of their lives. Some may view that as superstition inevitably giving way to rationality or a belief in magic being replaced by a belief in science.Sociologists have a name for this idea. They call it the “secularization thesis.” Now, research suggests the story is more complicated.In 1822, Thomas Jefferson suggested an early version of it, predicting that Unitarianism “will, ere long, be the religion of the majority from north to south.”Some data from modern countries support the thesis. Fifty years ago, about four of ten children in England attended Sunday school. Today, it’s only about 10 percent. In the United States, just 5 percent of the population in 1972 reported no religious affiliation. By 2016, one out of four said they were unaffiliated.Recent research, however, has suggested that religion is more durable than was previously thought. While church attendance has declined sharply in western Europe, secularization has been less evident in the United States. The number of Americans who list their church affiliation as “none” has certainly increased, but more than 70 percent still identify generally as Christian.The new consensus of sociologists and demographers is that modernization and secularization are indeed related, but in complex ways.A study released this week by the Pew Research Center on the relation in the United States between religiosity and educational attainment (one component of modernization, along with technological change and others) at first glance appears to support the secularization thesis: The more education people have, the less religious they are.“College graduates are less likely to say they believe in God with absolute certainty,” noted the lead Pew researcher, Gregory Smith. “They are less likely to say that religion is very important in their lives. They are less likely to say they pray regularly, and college graduates are more likely than others to identify themselves as atheists and agnostics.”A closer look at the data, however, offers a more nuanced picture. While highly educated Jews tend to be less observant than less educated Jews, the relation between education and religiosity is weaker among those Americans with a strong Christian identity.“Highly educated [Christian] adherents are just as religious, in some cases more religious, than their fellow members who have might have less education,” Smith said. Among mainline Protestants, for example, college graduates were actually found to be more likely than non-college graduates to report weekly church attendance. Regardless of their educational attainment, these Christians find meaning in their church experience.The sharp rise in the number of Americans who report no religious affiliation may also have an explanation that is unrelated to secularization. Research by Philip Schwadel at the University of Nebraska suggests it may simply be that it was less acceptable 50 years ago to identify as religiously unaffiliated than it is today.Schwadel and others also argue there are significant differences between the United States and Europe when it comes to the process of secularization. In Europe, organized religion has generally been associated with governments to a far greater degree than in the United States. As a result, anti-government sentiment may have been more likely in Europe to produce antagonism toward the church. Government support for religion in many western European countries may also have weakened the vitality of those church communities.“When a state creates a relationship with a religion, religious leaders no longer have the same impetus to go out and get people excited,” said Schwadel. “They get money from the state through taxes, so they don’t have to collect money from their congregants.”In the United States, by contrast, religious leaders have to “hustle” more, Schwadel said. “They need to get more congregants if their church is going to survive.” Perhaps as a result, Americans are more committed than Europeans to their church congregations.The notion that religious belief and practice have evolved with modernization does remain broadly accepted. As literacy has increased and scientific knowledge has advanced, supernatural explanations for developments in the natural world have become less important. Religion has nevertheless survived, Schwadel argues, because it plays a variety of roles.“Religion provides people with a lot more than just explanations for the natural world,” Schwadel said. “It provides community. It provides them with friends. It provides them with psychological support and economic support. It provides a lot more than simply an understanding of where they are in the world in relation to the afterlife.”A 2016 Pew study found that more Americans reported growing feelings of “spirituality” even while saying they were less attached to organized religion. To the extent that churches respond to that need, they will presumably have better prospects for survival.The question facing religious leaders and sociologists of religion is whether modernization will eventually lead to secularization in the United States and other countries, just as it has in western Europe. Some argue that a diminished emphasis on traditional doctrine about the meaning of salvation, for example, or the existence of heaven and hell, is merely an early sign of growing secularism.Among the pessimists about the future of religion is the writer Rod Dreher, whose new book The Benedict Option outlines a survival strategy for Christians “in a post-Christian nation.”“I’ve been going around to different colleges, Catholic and evangelical, giving speeches, and at every single one of these colleges, the professors tell me the same thing,” Dreher said. “The kids are good kids, but they’re coming out of families [and] local churches and youth ministries knowing almost nothing about the historic Christian faith.”Dreher is now convinced that the United States “is on the same downward path in terms of religious observance that Europe has been on for a long time.”“It’s all about emotion,” he said.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more


Murder accused arrested after snatching incident

first_imgKolkata: One Utpal Sarkar was arrested from Konnagar, Hooghly, on Friday night and a firearm along with one round of ammunition and 25 kg ganja was recovered from him. He has been remanded to judicial custody till Monday following his production before the local court on Saturday.According to locals, on Friday night at around 10 pm, Sarkar and his associate suddenly started snatching valuables at Kotrung area. When a good number of locals gathered and retaliated, both the accused forced a scooty rider, identified as Rahim, to take them to a safe place by showing him a one-shot gun. While fleeing the spot, Sarkar fired one round of bullet in the air to create panic.While trying to flee, the scooty ran out of petrol near the Olympic maath in Konnagar. Eventually, Rahim managed to escape as they were trying to intercept another motorcycle rider. A patrolling van, after being informed, from the Uttarpara police station arrived within a few minutes. Sarkar’s associate managed to escape on a bicycle and he tried to hide behind a nearby bush but was later forced to surrender. Following his arrest, it was found that he was carrying a one-shot gun loaded with one round of bullet and 25 kg ganja. Police sources informed that he was in the prison for the past four years as is an accused in a murder case.last_img read more


Tanning can contribute to skin ageing

first_imgWhile some people believe tanning makes them more beautiful, this habit can actually damage their skin in the long run, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin, says a study.”Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds not only can increase your risk of skin cancer but also can contribute to skin ageing,” said Arianne Shadi Kourosh from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, US.”Moreover, other forms of radiation, such as heat and visible light, can negatively impact the skin, as can pollution, so protecting your skin from the environment can benefit both your health and appearance,” Kourosh said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Since both types of UV rays – long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB) can damage the skin, it is important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection, with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or higher.””Environmental factors can damage the skin in multiple ways, from UVB rays causing sunburns and uneven pigmentation to UVA and infrared radiation penetrating more deeply into the skin to damage existing collagen and reduce collagen production, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin, added Kourosh.Habitual UV exposure can cause blood vessels to become more prominent, causing skin redness, while visible light and pollution can cause uneven skin tone, especially in darker skin types, researchers said.last_img read more


Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest says new survey

first_imgRelated posts:More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty Troubling statistics: Nearly a quarter of Costa Ricans live in poverty Costa Rica unveils partnership with Oxford University to tackle persistent poverty Costa Rica is 20 percent more expensive than other Latin American countries More than 65 percent of poor Costa Ricans are under 35 years old, according to a new multi-dimensional poverty index Casa Presidencial rolled out Thursday. Children under the age of 18 make up the largest single group of poor Ticos at 34.1 percent.The multidimensional poverty index, developed in coordination with Oxford University, tracks poverty across 19 different indicators, including education, housing, health care, employment and Internet access, among others. Proponents of the MPI say that poverty takes many forms and that income alone provides an incomplete picture. The MPI is used by several other Latin American countries, including Mexico, Colombia and Chile.“We need to liberate ourselves from the dictatorship of the average income,” said President Luis Guillermo Solís during the presentation of the results on Thursday. “We care about living breathing people, not statistics.”The MPI showed rates of multidimensional poverty in Costa Rica similar to those published on Oct. 22. The MPI reported that 21.8 percent of Costa Rican households were considered poor because they had hardships in at least five of the 19 categories, totaling 1.26 million Costa Ricans. The traditional household survey published last week found an overall poverty rate of 21.7 percent.The most common struggles for poor Costa Ricans were informal employment (88.1 percent), “low human capital” (74.2 percent), lack of health care insurance (63 percent) and not finishing high school (63.8 percent). Just under 50 percent lacked Internet access and 42.8 percent lived in a home where the roof or floor was in poor condition.The Central region of Costa Rica showed the lowest rate of MPI defined poverty at 15.6 percent. Huetar Caribe — the region that encompasses Limón and the northeastern part of the country — had the highest levels of multidimensional poverty at 38 percent.The National Statistics Institute will continue to carry out the MPI alongside its traditional household strategy, according to a statement from the institute. Vice President Ana Helena Chacón said the MPI — which was adopted by the United Nations to track post-2015 development goals — will help the government better focus resources to fight poverty. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


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